Our planning method has changed more recently. We used to go and wanting to experience all the rides/attractions. But, now…we’ve done the rides…and while we have some favorites, there is a lot of detail to see and take in at the parks that are not something you can explicitly list on a Touring plan.
So, now, our plans tend to be more about what “lands” or “areas” we plan to tackle at times of the day. But part of that includes just exploring the details that we, in the past, just skipped over.
This has allowed us to have much more relaxed days in the parks. The FOMO only applies to a very small number of things.
So, for example, for our upcoming December trip, we’ll have a morning where we say “SWGE”. That’s it. We have dedicated our morning at HS to exploring SWGE. Similarly, we might just have TSL listed as an evening. At EP, we might say, “WS from France to Norway” or something like that.
Do I still make a plan with rides? Yes…but only so that I can get some basic prediction as to what I might expect to be able to accomplish. But micromanaging the day would make us feel pressured and rushed…definitely the FOMO hits more.
But now, we can just meander most of the time.
Part of what I hated about FP+ was the fact that it FORCED your hand into planning. I love that FP+ is gone. I’m also not happy about G+. I wish both were gone entirely. Without those, it makes enjoying my time in the parks so much better.